Paul Roos

Paul Roos, Guest Speaker, Motivational Speaker & MC

Not content with establishing a celebrated reputation as an outstanding AFL player and premiership-winning coach, Paul Roos has also made a definitive mark off the field as well as a renowned corporate speaker, television host, columnist and author.

Now head coach of the Melbourne Demons and having taken the Sydney Swans to premiership glory in 2005, Roos is one of the most respected figures in Australian sport.

When the 2005 Australian Sports Coach of the Year and 2008 Australian Father of the Year placed his hands on the AFL premiership trophy in 2005, it signalled the end of a 72-year drought for the Sydney Swans. With more than 92,000 fans watching on at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and hundreds of thousands more glued to television screens around the world, this was Roos’ moment of glory. The former 356-match AFL superstar and Australian Hall of Fame member had just witnessed a nail-biting final quarter in the grand final that saw the Swans come from behind to snatch an historic 58-54 victory over the West Coast Eagles.

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08 / 15 / 2016

By Harry Thring,   MELBOURNE coach Paul Roos is stressing the importance of Saturday night’s 40-point win over Port Adelaide, describing it as the sort of victory that can help shape a player’s career. The Demons flew to Adelaide having failed in each of their previous 11 encounters with the Power in South Australia [...]

08 / 08 / 2016

By Lauren Wood, Herald Sun PAUL Roos couldn’t be prouder. Melbourne’s 29-point win over Hawthorn was “fantastic”, he said, and provides one heck of a launching pad into the off-season and 2017. It was the scalp that no one predicted the Demons would snare – the hot premiership fancies taking on generation next. But a [...]

07 / 11 / 2016

By Matt Burgan, Melbourne FC COACH Paul Roos says he was rapt with his side’s first half against Fremantle, which helped set up a 32-point win at TIO Stadium on Saturday night.Roos said a nine-goal to three first half proved the catalyst in his side’s first win over Freo and in the Northern Territory since [...]

07 / 07 / 2016

By Jon Pierik, Sydney Morning Herald Paul Roos has expressed interest in having more of a role with Melbourne’s women’s team – and has not ruled out coaching the side. The Demons are searching for a new coach, with Michelle Cowan – slated to take on the role next year – leaving the club and set to link with Fremantle [...]

06 / 14 / 2016

By Ben Guthrie, MELBOURNE is starting to learn what it takes to win games on the big stage, which is the next meaningful phase in the side’s development according to coach Paul Roos. The Demons won their first Queen’s Birthday game against the Magpies since 2007, with a 46-point smashing of a lacklustre Collingwood [...]

05 / 23 / 2016

By Greg Denham, The Australian Melbourne have made their best start to a season since 2006 after yesterday demolishing a depleted Brisbane 19.17 (131) to 9.14 (68) at the MCG. From time on in the opening quarter the Demons were always in charge in an ugly contest before running away with the match They now [...]

04 / 19 / 2016

By Matt Burgan, Melbourne Demons “It’s really important for our development – how our seconds’ team goes and Casey is doing a fantastic job and our coaches down there are doing a great job as well” – Paul Roos IF YOU’RE a hardcore footy fan like yours truly – I’m happy to call myself a [...]

02 / 17 / 2016

AFL Premiership Coach Paul Roos becomes official ambassador of THE MAN CHALLENGE Paul Roos and Adam MacDougall unite AFL and NRL to combat Australia’s obesity crisis… and how they intend to win. As Australia’s obesity problem has reached epidemic proportions, with over 65% of men in heartland Australia now overweight or obese, Australia’s football codes [...]

08 / 19 / 2015

PAUL Roos will achieve a significant milestone when he coaches Melbourne against Carlton at the MCG on Sunday, becoming just the 10th person to have coached and played 600 VFL/AFL games. Roos, one of the game’s greatest names, said manager of football operations Josh Mahoney informed him on Monday that he was set to reach the [...]

07 / 02 / 2015

By Neil Cordy, The Daily Telegraph Premiership coach Paul Roos with Swans captain Barry Hall. Picture: David Geraghty THEY’RE smack bang in the middle of the season and coaching other teams but this weekend Paul Roos, Ross Lyon and Brett Kirk are all travelling to Sydney to be part of the 2005 premiership anniversary celebrations. [...]

06 / 21 / 2015

By Matt Burgan, Melbourne Demons COACH Paul Roos says Melbourne’s win over Geelong was undoubtedly his finest victory since joining the club. Speaking post-match after his side’s stunning 24-point win over the Cats at Simonds Stadium, Roos was posed the notion of whether it was his best win as Melbourne coach. “As Melbourne coach, definitely,” [...]

05 / 25 / 2015

MELBOURNE coach Paul Roos has praised his players for not allowing three consecutive heavy losses to dampen their spirits ahead of Sunday’s clash with the Western Bulldogs. The Demons suffered heavy losses to Fremantle, the Sydney Swans and Hawthorn over the past month; the most recent to the tune of 105 points. But they responded [...]

04 / 07 / 2015

The Fordham Company’s three football coaches – Paul Roos, Ricky Stuart and Craig Bellamy – all enjoyed resounding wins over the Easter weekend. The Roos-coached Melbourne Demons celebrated their first opening round victory in 10 years when they defeated the Gold Coast Suns at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was a great start for Roos, [...]

07 / 28 / 2014

MELBOURNE has received some outstanding news on Monday, with Paul Roos committing to the club for a third year, meaning he will coach the Demons until the end of the 2016 season. Roos, who was appointed Melbourne coach on September 6 last year, initially agreed to a two-year deal, with an option for a third [...]

07 / 15 / 2014

By Lucille Keen and Vanessa Desloire, BOSS AFR Paul Roos I think there is a trust component to meditation: you just have to trust that it works. It’s not like if you run, then you can time yourself, 10 seconds better around the Tan [Track in Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens] today, or you go on a [...]

06 / 16 / 2014

Source: Melbourne Football Club COACH Paul Roos has praised his charges to come back from a 33-point deficit in the third quarter to claim a stirring one-point victory over Essendon at the MCG on Sunday night. Roos said Essendon played “as good a footy as teams have played against us this year” in the first [...]

05 / 23 / 2014

Paul Roos addresses his players on the MCG. Picture: Alex Coppel Source: News Corp Australia By Rebecca Williams, Herald Sun MELBOURNE coach Paul Roos says he wants to stay involved with the Demons beyond season 2016, but it won’t be as senior coach. While Roos said he had not yet discussed with club hierarchy whether he would [...]

05 / 06 / 2014

By Matt Burgan COACH Paul Roos says Melbourne’s competitive effort against the Sydney Swans at the MCG in round six was pivotal to its outstanding on-the-road win against the Adelaide Crows at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night. The Demons defeated the Crows by three points, ending a 17-game losing streak to Adelaide and Port Adelaide [...]

04 / 14 / 2014

Under new coach Paul Roos, Melbourne plunged Carlton’s season into further crisis with a shock 23-point AFL win at the MCG on Saturday. Mick Malthouse’s men are now without a win after four rounds following the scrappy affair that saw Demons record their first victory of 2014, with a 12.9 (81) to 7.16 (58) result [...]

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